Investing the Wax Dentures

Investing the Wax Dentures

These Wax dentures are invested with the casts, ready for processing. In investment of wax dentures, there should be enough clearance between the teeth and the rim of the upper half of the flask.

The  wax dentures are invested, ready for processing.

The wax dentures are invested, ready for processing.

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Wax Denture

Wax Denture

After setting the denture teeth on the occlusion rim, the wax denture is tried-in by the patient. Wax denture is also known as Trial Denture. During this stage, occlusion and esthetics can be checked before processing of the denture.

Wax denture / trial denture

Wax denture / trial denture

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How are affordable dentures made?

How are affordable dentures made?

Denture making procedure begins by making impressions of upper and lower jaws of the patient. The dentist will use these impressions to pour or make casts of the patient’s upper and lower jaws.

Impression of upper jaw - www.denturesaffordable.com

Impression of upper jaw – www.denturesaffordable.com

Model of upper edentulous jaw -  www.denturesaffordable.com

Model of upper edentulous jaw – www.denturesaffordable.com

Wax dentures will be made from these models. The dentist will set the artificial teeth and carve the gum area of the wax denture. Also called as trial dentures, wax dentures will be tried in at each step to ensure proper fit, proper bite and desirable appearance on the patient’s mouth.

Upper wax denture ready for try-in - www.denturesaffordable.com

Upper wax denture ready for try-in – www.denturesaffordable.com

After receiving the approval of the patient, the wax dentures will be prepared for processing. Dentures are usually processed from 8 to 10 hours. Trimming and polishing of the processed dentures will follow after deflasking.

Waxing-up of wax denture for processing - www.denturesaffordable.com

Waxing-up of wax denture for processing – www.denturesaffordable.com

Dewaxing before packing - www.denturesaffordable.com

Dewaxing before packing – www.denturesaffordable.com

After trimming of processed upper denture - www.denturesaffordable.com

After trimming of processed upper denture – www.denturesaffordable.com

Dentures will be issued on the next appointment. After checking for fit and errors on the issue day, a recall should be made on the next day.

Polished upper denture, ready for issue - www.denturesaffordable.com

Polished upper denture, ready for issue – www.denturesaffordable.com

It is important to have periodic appointments for check-up after the denture is delivered and the patient recalled, to ensure the well being of the patient.

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Dentures for Children

Dentures for Children

Children often require complex prosthodontics rehabilitation due to trauma or the presence of a range of dental anomalies. A multidiscplinary approach to the management of conditions is essential. Appropriate treatment is often difficult due to issues of age, behaviour management, a transitioning dentition and a lack of experience in managing, often quite rare conditions.

Many of the conditions are unique and uncommon, and management is often anecdotal. However an understanding of growth and development is important in allowing the formulation of a treatment plan that is appropriate for a child at any age. The dental practitioner should know the management of traumatic tooth loss, the congenital absence of teeth and the management of disorders of enamel and dentin, involvement of clinicians in other disciplines and the development of long term treatment planning.

Dentures improve self-confidence of anodontia patients.

Dentures improve self-confidence of anodontia patients.

Reference
Prosthetics for Children by Dr. Angus Cameron, BDS, MDSc FDSRCS(Eng), FRACDS, FADI, FICD

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Denture Fracture

Denture Fracture
1:3 is the ratio of fracture of upper denture to lower denture

1:3 is the ratio of fracture of upper denture to lower denture

Fracture of denture may involve any part of the prosthesis. Any solution to repair the denture is less ideal than making a new one. Denture fracture is usually caused by accidental dropping of the denture, improper fit, excessive occlusal load and improper occlusion of the denture teeth. Chairside repair of broken denture can be done on acrylic base and denture teeth. Repair of metal parts and other complicated cases will require repair in the dental lab.

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Complete Dentures

Complete Dentures

Upper and Lower Complete Dentures

Conventional complete dentures are made by making impressions of the upper and lower denture bearing tissues. They are constructed using identifiable anatomical structures and relationships. The overall contruction of convention CD requires step by step prosthodontic procedure to provide optimal retention and stability. The dentist has control of the changes that are required. There is also an opportunity to undertake impressions of denture bearing areas under optimal conditions.

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